Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic. Using simple every day ingredients and you have delicious perfectly roasted garlic in the air fryer. Once cooked you can store your roasted garlic in the fridge for each time you need roasted garlic for an air fryer recipe.

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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

Frequently, we fall in love with food based upon how it smells or how it looks. If your neighbour is cooking a roast dinner, you’re suddenly hungry and want some.

What about when you walk past a Chinese restaurant, an Indian or even McDonalds?

It might not be the food that we like, but that smell grabs our attention.

One of my all-time favourite food smells is garlic. I just love that Mediterranean smell of roasted garlic.

It is a truly amazing smell.

I live in Portugal on the Mediterranean and it is all about the garlic. Garlic is a food that is served with every lunch and dinner and the Portuguese would be lost without it. I will walk down my country lane and there will always be a strong smell of it.

You’re probably shouting at me and saying; how much you hate garlic breathe or you wish people wouldn’t cook with it.

Well it’s my favourite smell and it would be boring if we all had the same.

Just like mine is roasted garlic, I hate nuts. If I smell peanuts, I am physically sick. But that could also be my nut allergy too.

But back to that smell of the amazing roasted garlic. It is even better in the air fryer because you can cook it in the same foil that you save it in for later, meaning that there is zero washing up and a big supply of delicious garlic for later.

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Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?

Yes you can. Roasted garlic in the air fryer is AMAZING. It is one of those lie changing air fryer hacks that I recommend you do time and time again.

Cooking roasted garlic in air fryer for me is a time saver. Its like you are prepping the garlic cloves ahead of time that you are going to use in recipes for the coming week.

Why Cook Air Fryer Roasted Garlic?

To be a lazy air fryer home cook of course!

If you are rubbish at the speed of peeling garlic, then roasted air fryer garlic was invented for you.

Once cooked the air fryer roasted garlic is sliced at the top and then you can squeeze out the roasted garlic.

It has a similar texture as just cooked sweet potatoes. A bit soft, but not overly wet.

How To Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?

air fryer roasted garlic step by step

Cooking roasted garlic in air fryer is one of the EASIEST EVER air fryer recipes.

  1. Slice the top off the garlic.
  2. Season + oil.
  3. Place garlic bulbs in foil.
  4. Air fry.
  5. Squeeze out garlic and enjoy.

Just think you never have to peel a garlic clove ever again. Isn’t that amazing?

Can You Put Aluminium Foil In Air Fryer?

Whether you are British and call it silver foil or American and call it aluminium foil, it is fantastic for the air fryer. It stops your air fryer from getting dirty and because it is made of stronger stuff than parchment paper it will not break when you are moving food around.

Roasting Garlic Without Oil?

You can also roast garlic without oil. The oil and seasoning give a wonderful flavour to the roasted garlic, but I have done it many times without.

Making it ideal for those on a diet such as the plant based diet.

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How To Store Air Fryer Roasted Garlic?

You can simply store your cooked garlic in the same silver foil that you cooked it in. I just transfer it to the fridge once it has cooled down and it was last 3 days in the fridge before it needs using.

Though, if you’re a bit slow using up all your garlic you can place it in the freezer instead and then just get it out as and when you need it.

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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic. Using simple every day ingredients and you have delicious perfectly roasted garlic in the air fryer. Once cooked you can store your roasted garlic in the fridge for each time you need roasted garlic for an air fryer recipe.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 3
Calories: 30kcal


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Recipe Ingredients:


  • Place your garlic bulbs onto a small sheet of silver foil. Slice the tops off with a vegetable knife.
    Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?
  • Season with oregano, salt, and pepper and rub the naked part of the bulbs in extra virgin olive oil.
    Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?
  • Seal the silver foil packet tightly. Place the silver foil packet inside the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes on 180c/360f.
    Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?
  • Once it beeps check on it to see how far along it is. Place it back in the air fryer without wrapping it tight so that the garlic is resting on the silver foil. Cook for a further 5 minutes at the same temperature.
    Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?
  • When it beeps allow to cool and then squeeze out the garlic from the cloves and keep in the fridge for later.
    Can I Roast Garlic In Air Fryer?



Oil. When you cook roasted garlic in the oven, it always calls for a lot of extra virgin olive oil. All you need is a couple of teaspoons in the air fryer. Though if you prefer you can go oil free.
Foil. In the UK it is always referred to as silver foil, though in the US you will know it as aluminium foil.
Quantities. You can do as many or as few bulbs as you like. We will often do just one.
Thanks for reading our air fryer roasted garlic recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you like garlic, I recommend you try our air fryer garlic lamb chops next.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Roasted Garlic”

    • Hi Priscilla

      Yes the problem would be the length of time in the air fryer. I would start at 4 minutes for the separated cloves and then adjust the time as needed until ready 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe, this really is a great way to have garlic ready for adding to anything, so glad i found your blog your ideas are truly amazing!


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